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Are We Still Free?

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Posted By: Imright, 3/14/2021 7:35:15 AM

After having lived together through the lost year of 2020-21, many of my long-held beliefs regarding this country have sadly slipped away. Like many of us, when the lockdowns first began, I believed the directives were basically suggestions from the government that, for our own protection, we needed to close everything down for 15 days. Let’s face it, nearly everyone was scared out of their minds listening to the “experts” saying this would probably kill millions of Americans in 2020, and we complied out of duty and obligation to other citizens and our families. We were only doing what seemed prudent. We were sure we would come out

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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq 3/14/2021 7:50:28 AM (No. 723337)
Good article. "Flatten the curve" was one of the biggest lies ever. Right up there with "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." The only thing that got flattened was the United States of America. Oh, and the Church.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: udanja99 3/14/2021 8:06:48 AM (No. 723341)
“... then Biden doesn’t understand the meaning of Independence Day.” These days Xiden doesn’t even understand about 95% of what is going on around him. When we lived in Romania during the communist reign of terror that was the Ceausescu husband and wife, we used to wonder why the population didn’t rise up and take back their country. We learned that Romania had been under one dictatorial government or another for hundreds of years and that the people knew nothing else. But we also learned that there was a saying which was left over from the Ottoman occupation and which the people lived by - “The bowed head does not attract the sword”. I never thought I would see that attitude in my own country, yet here it is. From mask shaming and lockdowns to cancel culture to re-education for those who disagree to the power grab in DC which no one is hindering much less stopping, most of the country is bowing their heads.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: wakeupcall 3/14/2021 8:20:42 AM (No. 723349)
As Schumer and Pelosi the Marxist Communist democrats have said to non Communist Republicans; come and join us or we will destroy America from within by ourselves.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: BillW. 3/14/2021 8:30:01 AM (No. 723357)
The Marxicrats stole the 2020 election. So the answer is No.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mathman 3/14/2021 9:02:55 AM (No. 723384)
We are about as free as the residents of North Korea. We are as free as the residents of Iraq under Saddam. We are as free as the residents of Iran under the Imams. We are free as the bees. What is not forbidden is compulsory. Work or die. Freedom is so yesterday. Ein Fuhrer, Ein Folk. One leader: the Biden Puppet. One folk: the Democratic minority. One enemy: supporters of Donald Trump. "Not to love the leader is a great disgrace, so we heil *** heil *** heil *** right in the Fuhrer's face." Spike Jones
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Reply 6 - Posted by: red1066 3/14/2021 9:24:41 AM (No. 723404)
I was never afraid of getting the Chinese virus. I was more afraid of socialists/demosluts of gaining power.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40 3/14/2021 9:28:35 AM (No. 723409)
Look for who will be Harris' VP. That is where the true nature and intentions of this evil will be exposed. The Mooch? Nancy? The Hildebeast?? Susan "I Shall Never Tell a Lie" Rice?? Anyone's guess.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 3/14/2021 9:30:48 AM (No. 723411)
From the Freedom House website: "Freedom House rates people’s access to political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories through its annual Freedom In The World Report. Individual freedoms—ranging from the right to vote to freedom of expression and equality before the law—can be affected by state or non-state actors." Right now - - the USA is tied for 58th in individual freedom. Yes - - you read it correctly - - we are the 58th freest country in the world - - tied with Romania and Panama - - and just behind Argentina and Mongolia. See it for yourself . . . When are we going to do something - - to get us back to No. 1?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: weirdone 3/14/2021 9:53:37 AM (No. 723452)
Not all of us. 5/13/2020 Enough already! "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" This so-called lock down is total BS. Tomorrow I am going fishing, then I am getting in my car and driving to Great Falls for the weekend. We have no active cases in the entire county. I will be 80 years old in a couple of months and I refuse to spend the time I have left cowering in fear in my basement because the MSM says I should. One size does not fit all. Let New York, New Jersey and California do whatever they want, as for me I have had enough. To hell with the Fascists who want to lock down forever, I WILL NOT COMPLY!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rather Read 3/14/2021 11:00:08 AM (No. 723511)
Excellent article. I too support local businesses and if it means wearing a mask inside so they won't get in trouble I will do it, but I will be damned if I will wear one outside, in my home or in my car and I don't care what Dr. Faux says.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/14/2021 12:15:33 PM (No. 723585)
We have just experienced a coup on Nov 3, 2020, and the imposition of a communist dictator. The Capitol is surrounded by troops. It is the left's revolution, their fundamentally changing America forever. The election laws are rapidly being changed to ensure there is never an "election" the left does not win. The Bill of Rights has been nullified by the politicians and the CEO's of our corporations. Our law enforcement protects the coup, not the country. And the Republicans, always stupid idiots, have helped the Democrats do it. Small businesses are eliminated in socialism. That is rapidly being accomplished. The government really controls private businesses, setting all the rules that matter, and taking half the revenue. Individuals do not make any decisions, not even about themselves. We live in a police state with a socialist government. You do not decide anything. Poverty in this country is due to poor choices, not anything else. We are forced to take our earnings and pay for it. That is not a choice. We are not free.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/14/2021 12:23:54 PM (No. 723598)
Many here pointed out that this was manufactured - by politicians, Big Medicine, media, and the other scare porn purveyors. Many here suggested with would go on ad infinitum, that new exuses and phony numbers would always be pulled out of "science" and "statistics" (which doesn't apply similarly to election results), and that mutations would be the next boogeymen. And here we are. The media still cranks out sob stories while it champions infected mobs to cross into the US and disperse with government assistance. I need to show a $250 COVIDS clean bill to come home; the mob shows nothing and walks in. What's wrong with this? Foreign government quarantine for 14 days at a travelers expense. The US Government hands them a stimulus check and a ticket to ride. And virtually no one says boo. No, seriously, not even the esteemed W-clone governor of Texas. He sends NG troops for show...observe and report to authorities who fail in their duty. Oh, well, he ended his mask mandate. Yeah, a real profile in courage in the midst of a COVIDS-infected invasion.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/14/2021 12:27:04 PM (No. 723605)
A lot of "experts" were also saying that there was a 98% survival rate if you caught Covid - assuming you weren't in a high risk category. Most people not in the high risk category could have been going about their business for the last year rather than be locked down. Instead we had a lot of politicians deciding who was "essential" and who wasn't (that's an eye opener in itself). The one that really put things in perspective was the guy who, unfortunately, died in a motorcycle accident in Florida and was counted as Covid. By the way, what's going on with flu season this year? A lot of those wouldn't be chalked up to Covid, now would they?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: PostAway 3/14/2021 1:40:51 PM (No. 723690)
“Nearly everyone was scared out of their minds.” That’s the problem, right there. Why would any American believe what a politician says about anything? This country seems to be largely run by criminal and largely foreign enterprises. The proof? Now that millions of American-owned legit businesses have failed because of COVID mandates let’s see what comes in to take their place.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: mc squared 3/14/2021 2:01:21 PM (No. 723707)
FTA:' Let’s face it, nearly everyone was scared out of their minds listening to the “experts” saying this would probably kill millions of Americans..' "People never give up their liberties, except under some delusion." Edmund Burke.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 3/14/2021 7:09:51 PM (No. 723890)
Not nearly as free as a few years ago, and far less free than when I was a college kid.
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